After the success of last year’s outdoor cinemas with Exeter Picturehouse at the Double Locks pub in Exeter, we’re very excited to hear they’re returning for four more films from 30 August to 2 September.
This year they’ll be showing Top Gun, Labyrinth, a sing-along The Greatest Showman and a surprise film to be announced soon! If you’ve been down there before then you’ll know that the stunning riverside setting of the Double Locks Pub is a perfect place to relax as the sun goes down. Films start around dusk, but I’d always recommend arriving earlier to enjoy the evening with some food from the onsite catering. Doors will open at 7.30.
If you’ve never been before, well, every screening takes place in the open and they’ll have cardboard bumbox seating for sale but do bring along cushions, blankets or small picnic chairs to make yourselves comfortable but, take note, any chairs will usually have to be placed at the back of the grass area.
August 30th: Top Gun (12a)
Director: Tony Scott. Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis. 1986. 110 mins
Maverick (Cruise) aspires to be top gun at the Top Gun, the US Navy Fighters Weapons School in San Diego. Maverick climbs the ladder of fly-boy success and falls in love with his aeronautics instructor.
August 31st: The Greatest Showman – Sing-along special! (PG)
Director: Michael Gracey. Starring: Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya. 2017. 103 mins.
The Greatest Showman is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe.
This special print features all the lyrics to the stunning soundtrack written by Academy Award and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Come in all your finery and sing along with your family and friends.
JUST ANNOUNCED! September 1st: Yellow Submarine
Director: George Dunning. Starring: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. 1968. 85 mins.
An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.
September 2nd: Labyrinth (U)
Director: Jim Henson. Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud. 1986. 101 mins
See David Bowie as the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s much loved eighties classic. A teenage girl has just hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the clutches of the Goblin King.
Finally, be aware that it’s a fully licensed and catered event so you can’t take your own alcohol, food or drink in from outside but the Double Locks will provide full bar and catering facilities.